10 best movies like We Bought a Zoo (2011)

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We Bought a Zoo 2011
Benjamin has lost his wife and, in a bid to start his life over, purchases a large house that has a zoo – welcome news for his daughter, but his son is not happy about it. The zoo is in need of renovation and Benjamin sets about the work with the head keeper and the rest of the staff, but, the zoo soon runs into financial trouble.
List of the best movies like We Bought a Zoo (2011): My Sister's Keeper, Dad, Letters to God, Chef, Christopher Robin, Because of Winn-Dixie, Buddy, Slums of Beverly Hills, Family Affairs, The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.

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My Sister's Keeper (2009)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:49

Sara and Brian live an idyllic life with their young son and daughter. But their family is rocked by sudden, heartbreaking news that forces them to make a difficult and unorthodox choice in order to save their baby girl's life. The parents' desperate decision raises both ethical and moral questions and rips away at the foundation of their relationship. Their actions ultimately set off a court case that threatens to tear the family apart, while revealing surprising truths that challenge everyone's perceptions of love and loyalty and give new meaning to the definition of healing.

Dad (1989)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:57

A busy executive learns during a meeting that his mother may be dying and rushes home to her side. He ends up being his father's caretaker and becomes closer to him than ever before. Estranged from his own son, the executive comes to realize what has been missing in his own life.

Letters to God (2010)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:50

A young boy fighting cancer writes letters to God, touching lives in his neighborhood and inspiring hope among everyone he comes in contact. An unsuspecting substitute postman, with a troubled life of his own, becomes entangled in the boy's journey and his family by reading the letters. They inspire him to seek a better life for himself and his own son he's lost through his alcohol addiction.

Chef (2014)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:54

When Chef Carl Casper suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner, he is left to figure out what's next. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with his ex-wife, his friend and his son to launch a food truck. Taking to the road, Chef Carl goes back to his roots to reignite his passion for the kitchen -- and zest for life and love.

Christopher Robin (2018)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:34

Christopher Robin, the boy who had countless adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood, has grown up and lost his way. Now it’s up to his spirited and loveable stuffed animals, Winnie The Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, and the rest of the gang, to rekindle their friendship and remind him of endless days of childlike wonder and make-believe, when doing nothing was the very best something.

Because of Winn-Dixie (2005)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:46

A girl, abandoned by her mother when she was three, moves to a small town in Florida with her father. There, she adopts an orphaned dog she names Winn-Dixie. The bond between the girl and her special companion brings together the people in a small Florida town and heals her own troubled relationship with her father.

Buddy (1997)
Markimdb: 4.9
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:24

An eccentric socialite raises a gorilla as her son.

Slums of Beverly Hills (1998)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:31

In 1976, a lower-middle-class teenager struggles to cope living with her neurotic family of nomads on the outskirts of Beverly Hills.

Family Affairs (1996)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:49

Focuses on the lives of residents in the fictional London suburb of Charnham.

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (2008)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family
CountryUSA

Five-time Emmy nominee and Golden Globe winner Henry Winkler stars in The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, the story of what happens when you open your heart to the power of Christmas. Disenchanted single mom Jennifer Cullen (Brooke Burns) is a Scroogette when it comes to anything Christmas. In fact, even her six-year-old son, Brian, is having trouble believing in Santa Claus. But when her Uncle Ralph (Henry Winkler) visits and brings a fellow passenger from his flight named Morgan Derby (Warren Christie), Jennifer s dubious heart awakens to the possibility that perhaps Christmas really does hold miracles. It s uplifting and laugh-packed and a story that will inspire the whole family to believe.

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Jersey Girl (2004)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:38

Ollie Trinke is a young, suave music publicist who seems to have it all, with a new wife and a baby on the way. But life deals him a bum hand when he's suddenly faced with single fatherhood, a defunct career and having to move in with his father. To bounce back, it takes a new love and the courage instilled in him by his daughter.

Jersey Girl (1992)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA

A working girl from New Jersey looks for love with a fast-lane Manhattan salesman from Queens.

Ta Ra Rum Pum (2007)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family, sport
CountryUSA, India
Duration02:33

A poor New York resident, who is of Indian origin, dreams of becoming a fast car race driver. He endeavors, and his efforts are rewarded when he selected by a little-known group called 'RACING SADDLES'. He joins them and soon becomes their ace race driver. This man, whose name is Rajveer, then meets with a rich American woman, also of Indian origin, whose name is Radhika. Both fall in love with each other. They cannot get married, because Radhika's family hates Rajveer mainly because he is very poor. But Radhika is very stubborn, so she marries him. She loses all her rights to her family's wealth. They get married and become parents of two children. They also become very rich. Then Rajveer has an accident which changes their lives forever. They get into debt and stand to lose everything. Will Radhika be forced to return back to her family?

The Human Comedy (1943)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:57

Teenager Homer Macauley stays at home in small-town Ithaca to support his family while his older brother Marcus prepares to go to war.

Ramona and Beezus (2010)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:44

Ramona is a little girl with a very big imagination and a nose for mischief. Her playful antics keep everyone in her loving family on their toes, including her older sister Beezus, who's just trying to survive her first year of high school. Through all the ups and downs of childhood, Ramona and Beezus learn that anything's possible when you believe in yourself and rely on each other.

A Boyfriend for Christmas (2004)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:30

Holly stopped believing in Santa Claus after her wish to meet the man of her dreams never came true. So Santa sets her up with Ryan, who isn't entirely truthful about himself. Now Holly faces a dilemma: marry her current boyfriend, Ted, or fall in love with someone who has lied to her.

Let's Dance (2019)
Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, drama, family, music
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration01:44

After his crew breaks up, a gifted but insecure hip-hop dancer teaches at a top ballet school in Paris, where he falls for an aspiring ballerina.

Life As We Know It (2010)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:55

After a distastrous first date for caterer Holly and network sports director Messer, all they have is common is a dislike for each other and their love for their goddaughter Sophie. But when they suddenly become all Sophie has in this world, Holly and Messer must set their differences aside. Juggling careers and social calendars, they'll have to find common ground while living under the same roof.

Corrina, Corrina (1994)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:55

When Manny Singer's wife dies, his young daughter Molly becomes mute and withdrawn. To help cope with looking after Molly, he hires sassy housekeeper Corrina Washington, who coaxes Molly out of her shell and shows father and daughter a whole new way of life. Manny and Corrina's friendship delights Molly and enrages the other townspeople.

Wide Awake (1998)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryUSA

The tale of a ten-year-old boy in a Catholic school who, following the death of his beloved grandfather, embarks on a quest to discover the meaning of life.

What if... (2010)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:51

Fifteen years ago, Ben Walker made a decision to leave his college sweetheart and ultimately his faith, in order to pursue a lucrative business opportunity. Now with a high-paying career and a trophy fiancé, he is visited by an angel, who gives him a glimpse into what his life would look like had he followed his calling.

The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:45

A childless couple bury a box in their backyard, containing all of their wishes for an infant. Soon, a child is born, though Timothy Green is not all that he appears.

Two Is a Family (2016)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryFrance, United Kingdom
Duration01:26

A man without attachments or responsibilities suddenly finds himself with an abandoned baby and leaves for London to try and find the mother. Eight years later after he and his daughter become inseparable Gloria's mother reappears.

Ice Princess (2005)
Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, drama, family, sport
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:38

With the help of her coach, her parents, and the boy who drives the Zamboni machine, nothing can stop Casey from realizing her dream to be a champion figure skater.

Curly Sue (1991)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:41

Bill Dancer and his young companion Curly Sue are the classic homeless folks with hearts of gold. Their scams are aimed not at turning a profit, but at getting enough to eat. When they scam the rich and beautiful Grey Ellison into believing she backed her Mercedes into Bill, they're only hoping for a free meal. But Grey is touched, and over the objections of her snotty fiancé.

At First Sight (1999)
Markimdb: 6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:08

A blind man has an operation to regain his sight at the urging of his girlfriend and must deal with the changes to his life.

The Little Princess (1939)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, drama, musical, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:33

The classic Shirley Temple film in which a little girl goes in search of her father who is reported missing by the military during the Second Boer War.

The Wedding Banquet (1993)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryTaiwan, USA
Duration04:38

A Taiwanese-American man is happily settled in New York with his American boyfriend. He plans a marriage of convenience to a Chinese woman in order to keep his parents off his back and to get the woman a green card. Chaos follows when his parents arrive in New York for the wedding.

Tumbleweeds (1999)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:42

Whenever trouble strikes in one of her relationships, single mother Mary Jo Walker and her daughter, Ava, pack up and move to another city, a routine Ava is tiring of. This time, they are helped on their move to San Diego by trucker Jack Ranson. While Ava settles in, getting a leading part in the school play, Jack starts dating Mary Jo but soon reveals himself to be controlling and aggressive. Mary Jo prepares to flee again, angering Ava.

The Healer (2017)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama, family
CountrySpain, Canada, USA
Duration02:56

The film follows a man with an unwanted gift for healing who meets a teenager with cancer who helps him to find himself.




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